Sweet and Hot Beefy Baked Beans

Kathie Carr

By
@kathiecc

This can be a main dish or a side. My sister and I had a birthday party catered for my Aunt who was turning 80. This was one of the dishes served. It got rave reviews. I was so happy that the caterer gave me the smaller scale version of it. She adapted the recipe from several others she said.

We especially like the hot and sweet flavors mingled together and use the hot pepper sauce rather than the chili powder when we make it.


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Serves:

10-12

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

35 Min

Ingredients

1/2 lb
bacon, sliced in 1/2 inch lengths
1 1/2 lb
lean ground beef
1 c
chopped onion
1 can(s)
(28 ounces) pork and beans not drained, use sauce
1 c
dark red kidney beans (15 ounces), drained and rinsed
1 can(s)
light red kidney beans (15 ounces), drained and rinsed
1 can(s)
butter beans (15 ounces), drained and rinsed
1 can(s)
great northern beans, drained and rinsed
1/2 c
sweet bbq sauce
1/2 c
catsup
1/2 c
brown sugar, firmly packed
1 tsp
salt
1/2 tsp
chili powder or hot pepper sauce to taste

Directions Step-By-Step

1
In a large frying pan brown beef and bacon. Remove from pan and drain most of the drippings. Leave enough to cook onions just until tender. Mix meats and onions.

Pour meat mixture into a large casserole dish or 9 by 13 inch pan. Drain and rinse all canned beans, except the can of pork and beans. Leave that sauce in. Add to meat mixture and stir together. Set aside.
2
In a medium bowl mix all remaining ingredients well. Stir into meat and bean mixture which you set aside. Cover and bake for 25 minutes. Remove cover and bake for 10 minutes more. The sauce will be thin when first removed from oven. Allow to sit, uncovered for 10 minutes before serving and sauce will thicken up a bit.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Beef, Other Side Dishes